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Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Quietude SW 6212

Posted on December 29, 2021 by KylieMawdsley

Sherwin Williams Quietude: the best blue-green on the market? Maybe!         

When it comes to the COLOURFUL end of things, blue and green are definitely the POPULAR kids on the block. And when they’re blended together? Pure magic. This is why today we’re spending time with one of my FAVOURITE blue-green blends, Sherwin Williams Quietude.

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In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality photos I need or the RIGHT photos, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint colour is Quietude? Is it warm or cool?

Quietude is DEFINITELY a cool paint colour, but thanks to its particular blend, it offers a softer approach compared to traditional blue paint colours and many of the popular gray paint colours.

For this reason, even though it’s a cool paint colour, Quietude can be a pretty choice for a north-facing room. On the other hand, its cool vibe adds balance to an overheated south-facing room or room with western afternoon sunshine.

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What’s the LRV of Quietude?

Quietude has an LRV of 48, making it a light-medium depth paint colour. If you have a dark room, thanks to the AMOUNT of colour in Quietude, it will still show up to the party (just not as well as it would in a room with adequate lighting). Just in keep in mind, it’s STILL a light-medium depth paint colour – not a light depth paint colour and will add some visual weight to your room.

If you have a SUPER bright room, Quietude’s slightly lower LRV helps it to not wash out as much as its lighter version, Rainwashed will (although even Rainwashed holds itself a bit better than some of the popular light depth shades).

Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

How to Make a Dark Room Look Brighter – and it ain’t with paint! 

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What are the undertones of Quietude? Will it look blue or green?

When it comes to a colour like Quietude, REGARDLESS of what it IS, a lot comes down to perception. How so? Well, if you’re sensitive to green undertones and strongly dislike them, you might find Quietude WAY TOO GREEN. On the other hand, if you were looking for a green-blue blend, with the green being dominant, you may find Quietude a bit too blue. While the blue isn’t DOMINANT, it certainly plays a part in this colour’s makeup, shifting it away from the traditional look of green.

HOWEVER, at its roots, Quietude is a green paint colour (that really really really loves blue).

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But we’re not done yet! Quietude ALSO has a gray undertone which is what calms it down, making for a more subtle approach to the colourful end of things. However, this gray is REASONABLY muted, leaving you with lots of beautiful colour to enjoy.

What’s the best way to sample a colour like Quietude?

Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…

  • samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1 DAY, depending on location
  • they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needed for traditional paint sampling
  • if you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room

Visit the SAMPLIZE website HERE

If I’m painting my walls Quietude, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim or cabinets?

And if you want to bounce off Quietude’s cool vibes with a warm white…

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Is Quietude a good colour for the exterior of my home? 

Quietude can definitely be a good exterior colour, especially if you’re going for a beachy vibe. Just make sure it properly suits and complements any brick or stonework and doesn’t CLASH.

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Is Quietude a popular blue-green paint colour for kitchen cabinets?

When it comes to shades of blue and green for cabinets, Quietude is a bit brighter than MOST of my Online Paint Colour Consulting clients are wanting – but this doesn’t mean it won’t work for you! Just remember, the subtle sheen of cabinet paint (satin) can make Quietude look a bit lighter than expected.

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What paint colours are similar to Quietude?

Every paint colour has its own personality and nuances – there will be NO perfect match. You can fully expect to see shifts in undertones, temperature, and depths, but you could check out…

The 8 Best Blue-Green Paint Colour Blends

And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.

What type of paint colours look good with Quietude?

Quietude is VERY flexible thanks to its LRV, saturation and particular blend!

Not sure if Quietude is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!


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Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!

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